Fleksy’s Android Beta gets updated with 15 new languages and Galaxy Gear support

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Fleksy has announced that the beta version of the keyboard for Android is getting a handful of new languages today, bringing its total language count to over 35. Some of the new modules are completely new languages, like Norwegian and Croatian, while others are actually language variations, such as British English or French Canadian. Adding in support for a wide variety of different languages is key to Fleksy’s goal of targeting international markets for growth. » Read the rest

You can now purchase the first Chromebooks powered by an Intel Core i3 processor

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Acer continues to grow their Chromebook line, which now includes two new models powered by the 4th generation Intel Core i3 processor. The only difference between the two models is the memory. The C720-3871 sports 2 GB of RAM and is priced at $349.99, while the C720-3404 includes 4 GB of RAM for $379.99.

Both devices will also include an 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) display, Intel HD Graphics 4400, stereo speakers, 32 GB solid state drive, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, USB 3.0, card reader, and 8.5 hours of battery life.

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LG makes new G Pad 7 and G Pad 10.1 available in U.S.

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LG has been following a steady progression with the latest tablets for their portfolio as they get them to market. Announced in May ahead of their big LG G3 reveal, LG expanded their tablet options for customers to include new 7-inch and 10.1-inch versions. In June the new tablets, along with the G Pad 8.0, were released to European retailers. Now, about one month later, LG is making the devices available in the U.S. market.

The LG G Pad 7 will carry a suggested retail price of $149.99 and the G Pad 10.1 will go for $249.99. Both versions are Wi-Fi only. Initially, the devices will be available at major retailers like Best Buy and Newegg.

If you are in the market for a new tablet, do you think you will take a look at the new LG G Pad devices?

source: LG Press Release

Dead Zebra unveils latest Android figurines, Heroes and Villains II

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Dead Zebra just announced Heroes and Villains II, which is of course a sequel. This time around we get Super User and BotMan working together to stop the evil Professor Eval() and the duplicitous A/B Tester!

This set will debut at the San Diego International Comic Con, July 24-27 2014 in the Dumbrella booth, #1335. The cost will be $40 for each set, but there is a limit of 2 sets. You will be able to order your set starting Preview Night with a limited amount of stock for each day.

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Vevo releases major update to music video app

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Music fans who enjoy checking out the videos that artists put out to go along with their music may want to check out Vevo which released a major update to their Android app this week. Moving the app up to version 2.0, the update brings a new interface design that includes a real-time news feed. Vevo has also tried to step up the ability of the app to identify music videos that may be of interest to users based on what they have been listening to. » Read the rest

Chinese supplier for Samsung accused of child labor violations

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More bad news for Samsung as a new report says one of the company’s suppliers in China is engaging child labor. The Shinyang Electronics factory has been identified by China Labor Watch, a New York-based organization, as having several children and underage student workers employed at the plant. CLW alleges that not only are children being used, they are being forced to work 11 hour days with no overtime pay nor are they receiving social insurance. » Read the rest

OnePlus Two in the works with a codename of ‘Lettuce’

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While you’re waiting to get your hands on the OnePlus One, we are now starting to get info about the successor….the OnePlus Two. It’s in the works with a codename of “Lettuce” and apparently the OnePlus One was codenamed “Bacon.”

That’s all we have for now, but you can be sure that whatever specs the OnePlus Two has, it will be more superior than the OnePlus One.

Also, in case you have figured it out yet, the OnePlus Three will most likely be codenamed “Tomato.” That and 50-cents won’t even get you a cup of coffee.

source: evleaks

Federal Trade Commission suing Amazon for wrongfully billing consumers with in-app purchases

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is claiming that Amazon wrongfully billed consumers with in-app purchases committed by children. The company was apparently allowing children to make in-app purchases without parental approval. As soon as an in-app purchase request is brought up, there is no way of stopping the user from going through with it. Amazon has had policies to require a password when the amount exceeds $20, but in-app purchases typically total much less (until they build up). While a specific amount is not detailed, the FTC does say the total is in the millions. Last week, Amazon declined a settlement to avoid any future troubles.

Source: FTC

Samsung Galaxy Award competition announced to produce Samsung Galaxy Tab S accessory

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Samsung has announced a partnership with International Talent Support to create the Samsung Galaxy Award, a competition for creative designers to come up with an accessory for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. The winner will receive €10,000 ($13,600 USD) for producing a design for an accessory that is “both effective and unique.” Samsung indicates the accessory can be a cover, a case, a bag, or whatever else the designer can come up with. The one requirement though is that is has to be made from Diesel denim material, part of an effort by Samsung to merge technology with fashion.

Samsung will accept drawings for prototypes from participants in the ITS program. The designers will prepare their sketches using a Samsung Note tablet and an S Pen. Ten finalists prototype drawings will be exhibited on July 11th and 12th, although Samsung does not indicate when a final winner will be selected. It seems to be implied that Samsung will eventually put the winning selection into production, so be on the lookout for a denim based accessory to appear sometime in the next few months.

source: Samsung Tomorrow

Verizon LG G Vista specs revealed

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The LG G Vista has been leaking slowly, and now we have a few specs to share with you. The Verizon-bound device (VS880) is expected to sport a 5.7-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 8 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 3,200 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2. It’s also expected to be 9.9mm thick and weigh in at 162 grams.

This is an obvious mid-range device, with hopefully pretty competitive pricing. Unfortunately we don’t know what Verizon plans on charging for this device nor do we know when it will be released. We will keep you posted.

source: @evleaks